Sunday, November 6, 2011

Dulce de Leche and Cashew Blondies


A little while back I made these Dulce de Leche and Cashew Bars which were absolutely fabulous.  I found it a bit difficult to spread the Dulce de Leche over each layer, so I wanted to experiment with mixing the Dulce de Leche into the batter.


While the end product tasted different from the original recipe, it was still a success.  This recipe tasted more like a typical blondie, sweet, soft and less chewy than the original.  Overall, both versions were delicious and you will have to make both to see which one you prefer!


Dulce de Leche and Cashew Blondies
adapted from Lucie Madeleine
(6 PointsPlus per serving)

Ingredients

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup flour
1/2 cup Dulce de Leche (store-bought or homemade)
1 1/4 cups roasted salted cashews (halves and pieces)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line an 8 x 8 pan with tin foil and make sure the foil reaches up the sides.  Butter the foil. 

Melt the butter over low heat in a medium saucepan.  Remove from the heat and let cool for a few minutes.

Add the brown sugar to the saucepan of melted butter and whisk until mixture starts to pull away from the sides of the pan, 1-2 minutes.  Mix in the egg then add the salt and flour and whisk for 1 minute.  Now add in the Dulce de Leche and cashews and mix until combined.  Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

Bake for 35-40 minutes or until set in the center and golden brown at the edges (it may seem a little underdone because of the Dulce de Leche in the middle, so just make sure it’s firm).  Cool completely in the pan and then remove bars by lifting up the tinfoil.  


Because the edges of blondies tend to get a little tough, first slice off about ¼ inch from each edge and save for someone who likes edges!  Then slice into 16 squares. (1 serving = 1 piece, 6 PointsPlus per serving)

2 comments:

  1. These look absolutely delicious! I have a package of cashews in my pantry, waiting to be baked into something yummy.... :)

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  2. they look amazing! i love any dessert with dulce de leche!

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